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Speed Reading Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The Speed Reading Diploma Course provides instruction in speed reading techniques, with a full range of approaches to improving reading speed and increasing comprehension.

The result of learning these techniques is that students will be able to gain extra focus and control, which will aid in academia, professional life, business, and personal development.

Each module of the course is set up to align students with clearly set, real-world goals, achieved by working through and regularly practising techniques. These start early on in the course and continue through, enabling constant practice. To ensure students gain understanding and get results, the course includes worksheets and practice exercises, and key concepts are illustrated with examples throughout.

An introduction to speed reading, providing definitions and stating its significance in various aspects of life, as well as giving a brief history of the subject, with information on its advocates, researchers, and place in contemporary life.

Additionally, you will learn advantages gained by learning speed reading and applications for these skills. We will look at the trade-off between speed and comprehension, and how to decide which is the most important at which times.

The learning curve of the Speed Reading Diploma Course will be different for each individual. Looking at key factors influencing the learning curve of this course, but that no matter the initial starting level, with a reasonable amount of time designated and consistent effort, almost anyone can become a speed reader. We help you understand your own goals for the course.

You will understand the sequential progression providing the blueprint for cultivating a full understanding of speed reading. Students will learn how to preview texts for a quick overview of the main points. The importance of pre-viewing texts and how to get the maximum value from this skill before reading the entire text.

Students will learn through timing their reading, with and without using the techniques learned, and checking gains in speed, whilst retaining comprehension. Also, highlighted is how to adapt to various texts, knowing when to slow down to gain comprehension with complex texts or speed up to get through other texts quicker.

‘Skimming’ is explained, it includes how to use annotation to make it quicker to skim text again and using repetition to make gains. The course takes this concept further, teaching how to improve comprehension further, and culminates in 3 practice passages, to work through, using the methods taught.

 

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Speed Reading and Its Relevance
  • Part 2: Understanding Speed Reading by Looking at a Case Study
  • Part 3: Advantages of Speed Reading
  • Part 4: Application of Speed Reading
  • Part 5: Trade-offs in Speed Reading
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Who Can Become a Speed Reader?
  • Part 2: Factors That Determine the Learning Time
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Steps for Teaching Speed Reading
  • Part 2: Identify Your Goals
  • Part 3: Diversity of Approaches to Reading
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Organising The Reading Material
  • Part 2: Tools for Speed Reading
  • Part 3: The Correct Mindset
  • Part 4: Removing Distractions
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Preview
  • Part 2: Two Practice Examples
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The First Read
  • Part 2: Timing the Process
  • Part 3: Repeat Until the Goal is Reached
  • Part 4: Identifying the Nature of the Text
  • Part 5: Keep Focus While Reading
  • Part 6: Annotations
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Skim Annotations
  • Part 2: Practice Example
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Five Practice Passages
  • Part 2: Exercise 2. Surrealism as a Cultural Movement:
  • Part 3: Exercise 3. History of the Printing Press:
  • Part 4: Exercise 4. Software Development Methods:
  • Part 5: Exercise 5. Existentialist Philosophers:
  • Part 6: Comprehension Questions:
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Part 1: What we have learnt about Speed Reading?
  • Part 2: Expert Advice
  • Part 3: Next Steps
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Speed Reading Course is something everyone who reads, for study, work, or pleasure, can benefit from. With commitment to the course, you will learn an invaluable skill that can help in many aspects of life, especially in aiding your ability to learn other subjects in a timely manner.

Accreditations

The Speed Reading Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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